Detouur

Careers

 

Careers


 

Passionate about meaningful travel and cultural exchange? Check out our open positions below. 

 
 

Marketing & Design Intern

Welcome to Detouur, traveler.

We’re an exciting start-up that connects adventurous explorers with the stories of Japanese tradition. From the simple beauty of repairing broken ceramics to feeling the flames of a katana forge, we’ve carefully crafted a range of experiences with genuine Japanese artisans that get you closer to the essence of Japan. We love what we do, and we’re growing fast! That’s where you come in.

We’re searching for a talented student or graduate passionate about Japanese traditional culture, and in sharing these rich traditions with audiences all over the world.  You’ve probably done a lot of travel yourself, and you understand the unique beauty of cross-cultural connections. You’re an excellent communicator – you can get to the essence of an idea in just a few words. You also know that empathy with the customer is vital for storytelling that resonates.

You’ll be work closely with our Creative & Marketing Director to execute Detouur’s marketing strategy. On a given day, you might be penning a caption introducing our latest host in an Instagram post, managing a budding relationship with a luxury hotel, setting up a precision targeted ad campaign on Facebook, laying out a beautiful brochure in InDesign, or editing a stunning experience video for our website. A willingness to test new approaches, fail fast, and learn quickly is crucial.

Based in Sangenjaya, we’re a multicultural, multilingual, multi-talented, multi-city team that like to have fun, and we know that diversity is a must for a great working environment. Not only is this a paid internship, but there are perks too. We’re always searching for new experiences, so you might find yourself ringside at a Sumo training session or kneading your own Soba dough!

Requirements:

  • You can communicate effectively in English

  • You know the basics of the Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign).

We’re also looking for at least one of these specialised skills:

  • Video Editing - Adobe Premiere/Final Cut Pro

  • Google Ads & Facebook Ads experience

  • Copywriting for advertising

Details:

  • You’ll be reporting directly to the Creative & Marketing Director.

  • Internship duration is 6 months, minimum 3 days a week, with potential for remote working.

  • Your experience and skillset will be taken into account when determining stipend.

  • We’ll reimburse all work-related travel costs.

Please do have a good look around our website and be sure to read up on our mission.
To apply, send your CV, Cover Letter (and website or folio, if applicable) to info@detouur.com


Research & Marketing Assistant Intern

Are you a university student or post grad interested in promoting deeper understanding and appreciation for authentic Japanese culture? We are a travel startup seeking curiosity-driven researchers who excel in discovering relevant information and potential partners and are also enthusiastic about implementing marketing strategies . You will be vital in creating exciting new partnerships, as well as getting the word out about Detouur’s experiences!

Qualifications

  • Resonance with the Detouur mission

  • Business-level Japanese with at least conversational-level English

  • Excellent verbal and communication skills

  • Interest in Japanese culture and tourism

  • Proficiency in basic Excel/Google Sheets

  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction, problem solve and accomplish established goals


Internship responsibilities: 

Your day-to-day responsibilities will include the following (note subject to some change): 

  • Accompanying team members to host interviews as support staff and model

  • Searching for potential new Detouur experiences

  • Writing descriptive content to showcase our experiences

  • Assisting with FB ads and Google AdWords (potentially)

  • Brainstorming branding and marketing strategy

  • Translating texts from Japanese to English and vice versa

  • Contacting potential partners via email, social media, and/or phone

  • Attend daily morning team meetings and weekly reporting meetings

Internship duration: minimum 6 months, minimum 3 days a week. Candidate’s experience and abilities will be taken into account when determining stipend. Necessary expenses such as transport will be reimbursed.


Full Stack Engineer

Like exploring local spots that are not easy to find? We are looking for a full stack engineer to help us further increase the quality of the Detouur platform so that the Detouur online experience will be the best it can be for our customers. The ideal candidate should have adequate experience in building large scale web applications while having the capacity to integrate it with the backend framework.

Qualifications

  • Resonance with the Detouur mission

  • Fluency in English or Japanese (ideally both)

  • Experience in designing and implementing web applications with Javascript/HTML5/CSS and web services integration

  • Knowledge of best practices and methodologies for writing web application

  • Extensive experience with front end frameworks such as Rails

  • Understanding of design/UX principles and ability to participate in design discussions

  • Understanding of performance, data security, large scale deployment, continuous integration, unit testing

  • Ability to pick up, understand, and communicate complex concepts

  • Excellent communication skills and a strong desire to work with both technical and non-technical audiences

  • Ability to drive product feature and requirement gathering with external customers

  • BS in Computer Science or equivalent

 


Marketing Manager

Want to tell meaningful stories about centuries old arts and amazing multi-generational family businesses in Japan? Interested in effectively spreading the word online about Detouur’s one of a kind-experiences and converting leads into satisfied customers?
In this position, you’ll be in charge of directing Detouur’s marketing strategy, managing social media (FB, Instagram), as well as contributing to written content for our website and other venues. 

Qualifications

  • Resonance with the Detouur mission

  • Native-level fluency in English, business-level Japanese

  • Excellent verbal and written communication and listening skills

  • Ability to produce compelling and beautiful copy

  • Interest in Japanese culture and tourism

  • Knowledge in marketing and social media best practices (including FB ads, and Google AdWords)

  • Basic proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite

  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction while still accomplishing established goals


Community Engagement Manager | コミュニティーマネージャー

海外からの旅行者向けに日本各地の「最高の体験」を一緒に探し、育てる仕事をしませんか?
コミュニティーマネージャーの役割は日本各地に隠れた伝統工芸、食、文化、音楽、自然体験、デザイン、ファッションなどの素敵な体験を探しだし、何百年も続く伝統の継承者である職人さんやアーティスト、地域を盛り上げるDetouurのパートナーたちとDetouurチームを繋げ、強い関係を築いていくことです。 

地域の職人さんやデザイナーと直接仕事をしたい方、日本各地に隠れた体験を探すことに関心がある方、一緒にチャレンジしませんか?まずは選考ではなく、会社の説明をさせて頂きながらお話をお伺いする面談となります。スキルのみならず、Detouurのカルチャーやミッションに共感頂ける方を大切にしています 。まずはお気軽にご連絡下さい。

こんな方を募集しています!

  • DetouurのMissionに共感頂ける方

  • 自分から目標を設定し、常に目標に向けて努力・達成できる方

  • 日本語:ネイティブ、英語:できれば好ましい

  • 多彩な国籍・バックグランドを持つチームと柔軟にコミュニケーションをとることができる

  • 地域の多様な体験提供ホストたちとプロフェッショナルとしてコミュニケーションをとり、関わることができる

  • 細部やディテールにこだわりながら、効率的に情報をまとめることができる

  • 自ら独立してタスクや業務を進めることができる

  • Googleが提供するビジネスツール(Drive、Spreadsheetなど)、MSOfficeを使用できること


Social Media Intern

Are you a university student or post-grad interested in working with a dynamic, international team in the tourism startup industry? We are looking for an analytical, results oriented social media maven who can adapt, test, and create content strategically.  You'll play an important role in helping develop marketing strategies, and organize digital campaigns to get the word out about Detouur! 

Qualifications

  • Resonance with the Detouur mission

  • Native-level fluency in English with at least basic Japanese ability

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Interest in Japanese culture and tourism

  • Enthusiasm for social media

  • Some proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite preferred

  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction, problem solve and accomplish established goals


Internship responsibilities: 

Your day-to-day responsibilities will include the following (note subject to some change): 

  • Managing content and strategy for Detouur’s Instagram and FB accounts

  • Accompanying team members to host interviews as support staff and model

  • Coordinating with experience volunteers for host interviews

  • Contributing material for our future blog

  • Brainstorm marketing strategy

  • Attend daily morning team meetings and weekly reporting meetings

Internship duration: minimum 6 months, minimum 3 days a week.
Candidate’s experience and abilities will be taken into account when determining stipend. Necessary expenses such as transport will be reimbursed

Email CV & Cover Letter to
info@detouur.com